I was recently chewing the fat with my neighbour when the topic turned to kids and screen time. She asked me if I’d seen the film The Social Dilemma? At that time I hadn’t, and when I asked her about it she responded...

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For many generations the “she’ll be right mate” attitude has been part of the Australian culture. It helped our fathers and forefathers cope with the trauma of two world wars where they fought and succeeded in keep...

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There are few decisions in life with a more lasting impact than those regarding whether to engage in further education once we leave school. Very few of us are lucky enough to acquire the competencies required to pursue ...

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Have you ever had a meal in a restaurant that was just terrible? How did you react? Imagine, you’re about to enjoy a spoonful of soup, only to discover a fly in it. A ‘passive’ type might avoid making a fuss and tu...

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Wanted Wannabe Actor Police are seeking public assistance to locate a would-be actor wanted on animal cruelty and theft charges. Zachery Dowdall, 26, has two outstanding warrants for animal cruelty and theft offences, ac...

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The focus of much of our health-related discussions this year have concerned COVID-19 and associated matters like our huge indebtedness to those workers at the front line protecting us. I am also very aware that while ou...

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As is often the case, when searching for a topic to write about I find myself sifting through my bookshelf for inspiration. This time something a little different turned up. Amongst all the textbooks and other non-fictio...

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No doubt as you read this you are somehow reflecting on the effects of the COVID-19 virus, whether it’s a health impact on you or someone near to you, an employment impact, or in the case of most people, a financial im...

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As we enter the middle of 2020, it becomes apparent that we have just lived through extraordinary times, and none of us saw it coming. It hit us suddenly and brutally in the early months of this year and it is obvious th...

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It’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. As we start to shrug off the effects of winter, the impending season is looked upon as a time of anticipation and regeneration. The days get longer, temperatu...

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